I have been on 37.5mcg of T3 for about 6 months now and have recently felt that it wasnt working too well ie alot of my leg pain was back and I was getting some other small symptoms that had previously disappeared.
After speaking with Dr P I am trying to increase the dose and actually seem to be succeeding to around 43 mcg. I havent got any heart thumping type symptoms which I have had before when Ive tried to increase.
However, I actually feel a bit off colour and I have been doing this for nearly a week.
The most noticeable thing is that I seem to be steadily putting on weight. I also feel a bit puffy so it could be water retention.
My leg pains are gradually subsiding again but my eyes feel sore and puffy and I look drained.
Does anyone know if the water retention that I appear to be experiencing gradually goes and the weight loss goes back down? My weight loss has been extremely hard but I seem to have put on half a stone in a week! So stressful and frustrating.
I so want this T3 to continue working but what do I do if all it does is cause me to gain weight as opposed to the opposite, which is what some stilly people use it for.
Im now so totally confused and I feel ugly and puffy. When I decided to increase it was also that my brain seemed to be becoming forgetful etc and that was frightening me. Im now okay again.
Has anyone experienced weight gain on T3 and then for it to subside and work better or do I just go back down to the previous weight.